I was at the lake of Menteith last Sunday for a meeting. The lake was still very much iced over and with night time temperatures every day of late at -6 degrees it looks touch and go unless we get a break in the weather with some breeze to break up the ice. The Lake opens on the 20th. Carron Valley another local water is much higher and opens a week earlier on the 13th I have not seen it but I am told that it is well and truely iced up.
Despite the ice the lake was also repairing its cages. Not sure when they are required but they will need to get moved in the next week or so as the boats which currently fill the car park will need to be launched.